Smugglers Hostel, Main Street, Tomintoul, AB37 9EX

Call Kenny on 01807 580364, 07557 642727, 07787436837.


Welcome to the highest hostel in the Scottish Highlands. Located in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, this 24 bed 4 star hostel is surrounded by stunning countryside. Follow in the footsteps of whisky smugglers as you explore the hidden glens and vast open spaces. Situated on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park The Smugglers Hostel is ideal for low level walking or climbing. It is a mecca for Mountain biking on mountain bike trails or for bike-packing a circular route of the Cairngorms. The Lecht ski area is close by for Winter sports, there are a number of famous distilleries to visit. Tomintoul is surrounded by spectacular scenery and diverse wild life. The rich local history means there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Hostel has three dorm rooms and two private ensuite rooms which are suitable for families or couples. Bed linen is included in the price and towels are available to hire for £1 on arrival. There is a fully equipped self catering kitchen, dinning area, garden, bike shed and drying shed. Free WiFi, free tea and coffee, clean linen is provided.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    24: 2 x 2/5 (family rooms) 1x6 1x7 1x4 Dorm Rooms
  • Open:

    March-October. All year for sole use. Reception 9-11am and 4-7pm.
  • Price per night:

    From £20. Private/family rooms from £70. Sole use from £350.
  • Booking:

    Book online, by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    On the high street in Tomintoul.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route and a dark sky area.

It has availability at Christmas, Autumn Half Term, August Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term, May Bank Holiday, Easter and February Half Term.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Smugglers Hostel

Change of Season offer, £100 Off, weeknight exclusive use booking of The Smugglers Hostel in the Cairngorms.

November 1st 2019

Smugglers Hostel has just entered its winter season, when the hostel is only available to hire for sole use of a group. To celebrate there is an end of season offer for weeknights, where exclusive bookings of the Smugglers Hostel are now just £250 per night! That’s £10 per bed! Perfect for a family and friends gathering to blow away those Autumn Blues.

Welcome to the highest hostel in the Scottish Highlands. Located in the picturesque village of Tomintoul on the Cairgorm circular MTB route. This 4star 24 bed hostel is a mecca for mountainbikers roadbikers and walkers. There is free wifi, a fully equipped self catering kitchen & dining area, dorms and ensuite private/family rooms and a small walled campsite. Drying room, bike wash & storage. All bedding provided.

Contact Kenny on 01807 580364   or   07557 642727

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